up to 5 feet tall.
Flower: Heads are yellow and are located singly at the
tips of branched stems. They are armed with 1 to 2 inch spines
radiating out around the flower head in a star shape.
Leaves: First season leaves form a rosette of deeply lobed
leaves up to 8 inches long and 2 inches wide. Leaves growing low,
on a second season plants, are deeply lobed and are 2 to 4 inches
long. The upper leaves are narrower, pointed, and smaller. Both
the stem and the leaves of the mature plants have a woolly appearance.